Research for change: new challenges, new directions

Research plays a vital role in our advocacy for communities and ecosystem health. We constantly seek and support new discoveries to build a disciplined body of scientific work, for deeper meaning and heightened relevance in today’s world. Our research efforts are carried out in collaboration with our community to make a difference locally, nationally, and internationally.

Our research initiatives include:

  • producing the biennial Vital Signs report using a sustainability science approach
  • building research alliances for biodiversity conservation
  • coordinating social and ecological research and education projects that contribute to the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals
  • funding research projects led by charities, local governments, and First Nations
  • maintaining an observatory for climate change monitoring, located within the heart of the Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Region